Aaron Smith, Designer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Aaron Smith

Designer in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since September 13, 2018
Since 2005, Aaron has been leading mobile, web, and product design for clients, including Hulu, Samsung, CBRE, Rally Health, The World Poker Tour, The Athletic, many tech startups, and more. He specializes in interaction, user experience, user interface, and visual design to create meaningful products. He's an experienced design leader capable of directing teams in agile design processes that work closely with product managers and engineers to deliver intuitive user experiences.
Aaron is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Senior Product Designer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Freelance (via Toptal)
    • Designed an iOS app for patients recovering from knee or hip surgery that supports patient recovery and communication with their healthcare provider (Rally Health.).
    • Designed a web app for healthcare providers to optimize care management of patients recovering from major surgery (Rally Health.).
    • Owned design experiences for the growth team that optimizes consumer conversion across the web, iOS, and Android apps (The Athletic.).
    • Designed a chrome TV app for consumers with multiple entertainment streaming accounts that augment the viewers' controls during stream playback (Enjoy Media.).
    • Designed the iOS app (iPad) and web app for film, tv, and theatre productions to organize media assets, production notes, and collaborate across divisions in real-time (Production Pro.).
    • Created the design for an iOS app marketplace and communication platform for small businesses to direct access to local consumers in real-time (Veersky.).
    • Designed the consumer website and app experiences for Hana's new co-working business division (CBRE—Hana).
    Technologies: ProtoPie, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CC, Principle, Design Systems, InVision, Abstracts, Sketch, Figma, Visual Design, tvOS UI, Interaction Design (IxD), Product Design, Wireframing, iOS App Design, Mobile App Design, UI Design, UX Design, Prototyping, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)
  • Product Design Director

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Designed a web platform for healthcare providers from scratch that auto-optimizes payments and reimbursements by utilizing a patient's insurance benefits and financial accounts effectively.
    • Designed a dynamic and personalized reimbursement calculator tool for healthcare practitioners to help patients understand exact costs for services and materials within the web platform for healthcare providers.
    • Created a paperless "smart" claim experience that eliminates re-work, optimizes for maximum reimbursement, and checks for and corrects errors, reducing claim denials from insurance payers.
    • Designed an eCommerce checkout experience UI kit for eCommerce partners to plugin Patch's API to auto-file claims for patient reimbursements upon completion of checkout.
    • Designed a mobile web application for healthcare providers' patients to "self-onboard" expediting the patient intake process.
    Technologies: UX Design, Wireframing, UI, UX, Jira, Figma, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Prototyping, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)


  • Continuing Education in Advanced Web Technologies
    2011 - 2012
    University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
  • Master of Fine Art Degree in New Media Design
    2009 - 2011
    Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL
  • Master of Fine Art Degree in Web Design & New Media
    2007 - 2009
    Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising Design
    2003 - 2007
    Chapman University - Orange, CA




Los Angeles, CA, United States

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